Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: Deliberation- "That's Not an Attempt to Communicate, That's an Attempt to Humiliate"

"That's Not an Attempt to Communicate, That's an Attempt to Humiliate"

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Frederick Lawrence (Former Dean, GWU Law School) discuss standards for university administrators in deciding to prohibit controversial speakers.

Description

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Frederick Lawrence (Former Dean, GWU Law School) discusses standards for university administrators in deciding to prohibit controversial speakers

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • Why does Senator Feinstein believe this is currently an issue of particular importance? Do you agree with her assessment about modern times? Why or why not?
  • What do Senator Feinstein and Dean Lawrence indicate are areas of speech they find less protected than others?
  • On a scale of 1-4, one being not at all persuasive and four being highly persuasive, indicate how persuasive you believe this argument to be and why you selected that ranking.

Participants

Vocabulary

  • 1st Amendment
  • Agitation
  • Freedom Of Speech
  • General Welfare

Topics

Civil Rights & Civil Liberties

Grades

Middle SchoolHigh School